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Hi I'm Destinee

I am studying Molecular Biology. I love languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the seventh of eight children. I played the violin and viola in school. I also enjoyed playing volleyball and basketball. Now I am studying Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University. I served a mission to Buenos Aires Argentina - the southern part of the province. I learned to love the people and the culture of those I met there. I love learning about other cultures and languages.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I learned the importance of following the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was taught to pray at a very young age. I remember seeing my Mom and Dad praying. I saw miracles brought about through their prayers. It wasn't until I was older that I started to really recognize miracles in my own life as I prayed. One experience I had as a freshman in college that I will never forget happened at a time when I was feeling the most alone of my entire life. I was running out of money. I was always tired since I had an early morning job. It was starting to get cold (and being from Texas I wasn't used to that yet). I was dealing with making friends with roommates and finding my place and my own identity in my new surroundings. As I was thinking and stressing about all of those things, I began my nightly prayers as I always had, but this time I wasn't really focused on the prayer I was saying. As I finished, I felt a pang within me. I had the thought that I should pray to thank God for all that I had. So I began again. As I did, I felt a rush of warmth like a blanket surrounding me. I was forced to stop speaking the words I had begun, as I was overcome with emotion and began to cry. I had never felt such overpowering love in my life. I felt peace and all of the problems that had loomed over me, didn't seem so big. It felt like I was receiving a strong embrace, that enveloped me and helped me feel secure. I knew at that moment that God knew me and that He was aware of me and my struggles. That experience, among others, has shaped my life and helped me to understand better when something is "right". There is a purity in that feeling that cannot be misunderstood. I have prayed about the Book of Mormon and the Church to ask my Heavenly Father if they are true and if they are His. I have felt the same peaceful assurance as I did that lonesome night as a college freshman. I know that it is the Church of Jesus Christ on the Earth today. It is His.

How I live my faith

I have been assigned to be a Co-Chair for the Service Committee in my ward. As a committee, we have been asked to find ways to serve others individually, as a ward and also within the community. I have also been given the opportunity to visit two wonderful ladies in my ward (visiting teaching). They are wonderful and I enjoy meeting with them at least once every month. As I look to serve them, I am always left with a better attitude throughout the week. I learn so much from them. The sisters that visit me every month have been a blessing in my life. I know that I can call on them in a time of need to help me. One of the highlights of my week is volunteering at the temple. I feel such a peace and happiness while I am there.